Jahfin Posted August 28, 2012 Share Posted August 28, 2012 (edited) I'm certainly not opposed to bands bringing in outside writers, for instance, the Grateful Dead did it for years with Robert Hunter and John Perry Barlow but it was never in the interest of engineering hit singles. In the case of Aerosmith, it is (or at least was). There for a while I thought there might be a small glimmer of hope that their new album (Music From Another Dimension, due in November) might actually be a return to the sound of early Aerosmith circa Toys In the Attic and Rocks. Maybe it will prove to be on a sonic level due to the presence of Jack Douglas but the news of them bringing in an outside writer doesn't bode well for the high hopes many have pinned on this album. I haven't purchased one of their records since Night in the Ruts in the late 70's so I'm not exactly one of those folks but all of this "return to form" stuff is starting to fall on deaf ears. That's not to say I won't give the album an honest shake as I most certainly will but having to rely on people who's job it is to formulate hits doesn't sit very well with me. As for the power ballads angle, they've done some good stuff in that department over the years with tunes like "You See Me Crying" and "Home Tonight" but in their latter years they turned in some real shit that cheapened the good songs such as "Cryin'", "Amazing" and the utter fucking dreck of "I Don't Wanna Miss A Thing". Maybe they'll prove me wrong but so far they've failed pretty miserably on that front. Aerosmith Balance 'Real Rockers' With Power Ballads On New LP, Says Songwriter Marti Frederiksen Brandon Oustler Edited August 28, 2012 by Jahfin Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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